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    New Star Wars is High Republic?

    Not sure I buy the idea that Yoda would only be a Knight during the time frame of the movie. In Episode V, Yoda says to Luke, "For eight hundred years have I trained Jedi." The idea that he'd have been training Jedi for over three centuries and still only be a Knight seems unlikely, even though...
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    Delta Green: Handler's Guide

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    WotC D&D's Best Year Ever - But Hasbro's Goal Is For D&D e-Sports

    You've pretty much described "Dice, Camera, Action!" So the future is already here. -- Pauper
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    WotC D&D's Best Year Ever - But Hasbro's Goal Is For D&D e-Sports

    But...but we already have the e-sport RPG... -- Pauper
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    Critical Role Critical Role and Material Components

    Except the entire point of the original post in this thread is that the DM has asked his players to describe their material components, and it's not boring (for them). Your game is your game, but your game isn't necessarily the best way for everyone to play. -- Pauper
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    Critical Role Critical Role and Material Components

    A focus can only replace material components that don't have a cost (BR, p.79), so some spells cannot be cast with a focus. Examples include Augury, Divination, Find the Path, Identify, Restoration/Greater Restoration, Revivify/Raise Dead/Resurrection/True Resurrection, True Seeing, and...
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    DDAL DDAL: Is It Organized Enough?

    AL is deliberately kept as low-maintenance as possible, under the design philosophy that the kinds of players AL is trying to attract would be turned off by heavy bookkeeping and onerous character creation restrictions. The few fairly strict rules that do exist are there in the name of play...
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    PF2E Paizo Announces Pathfinder 2nd Edition!

    I think those are two different points -- you don't need a two-year playtest to realize that putting out a new hardcover book every 2-3 months is a problematic business model. I do think your comment on the 'lifecycle' of each edition is more relevant to that point, though -- if there's only so...
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    PF2E Paizo Announces Pathfinder 2nd Edition!

    Well, I don't have access to WotC's data, but I was good friends with a game store owner back in those days -- the two 4E books published after the D&D Next announcement sold three copies, total, in his store, and two of them were to me! In retrospect this should have been obvious. Sales of...
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    PF2E Paizo Announces Pathfinder 2nd Edition!

    Well, the original PF public playtest ran for a year, and they're not totally re-inventing the wheel here, so I'm guessing they feel as though the public part of the PF 2E playtest can be done in that time. The D&D 5e playtest ran for two years, which, while it might have led to a better game...
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    DDAL [DDAL PHB + 1 and summoning]

    It goes a bit farther than that, but yeah, it seems like the biggest 'problem' people have with the PHB +1 rule applying to races is that it excludes non-PH classes from being taken by Volo's monster races (so no goblin swashbucklers or yuan-ti Oath of the Crown paladins without exceptional...
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    D&D 5E Rules Quiz

    The EU Sage (www.sageadvice.eu) has posted another 5e rules quiz, and while it's entertaining, it's also not very challenging. I thought I'd put up a quiz of my own here. Note: these are general rules questions, not AL-specific rules questions; however, since AL DMs are expected to run their...
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    Xanathar's Guide to Everything -- an AL overview

    With the release of Xanathar's Guide to Everything to WotC Premiere stores last week, as well as the pre-release availability of the book at GameHole Con, the AL admins have published their guidance for use of Xanathar's Guide in AL games. The guidance is succinct and to-the-point, but I...
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    Reminder on AL rule regarding reprints

    Now that we have the table of contents from XGtE, we can confirm that there are subclasses in XGtE that are reprinted from earlier books. A reminder from p.5 of the current FAQ: So if you have a swashbuckler character, and thus have SCAG as your +1, you will need to follow the rules for...
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    DDAL Hardback ToA start vs DDAL07-01 start? [spoilers]

    Are you planning to run the same characters through both the hardcover and the AL adventures for Season 7? If not, I'm not sure how important it is to use the starting adventure hook for the adventures you're not running. If yes, then it's easy enough to simply have the players take a ship to...
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    Tortle Package AL legal?

    Just learned that one of WotCs Extra Life activities this year is to publish a document called "The Tortle Package" to the DMs Guild, with all proceeds from the document going to the Extra Life charities. Is there any indication whether the playable Tortle race in that document will be allowed...
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    Sage Advice adds 6th printing errata

    The September Sage Advice column is up, and while generally the advice given in Sage Advice is optional for use by AL DMs, advice that makes it into the game as official errata is not optional. The DLDMG notes that AL DMs are expected to run games using the rules in the Player's Handbook, so any...
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    An incomplete list of D&D rules explicitly left to the DM to rule on

    The 'can I wear two belts' discussion inspired me to take a tour of the D&D Basic Rules and look for other rules in the core ruleset that are explicitly left to DM adjudication. To the best of my knowledge, there is no specific AL ruling on these items, and given the guidance given in the...
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    GenCon 50 AL review

    First, an admission -- I didn't participate in all the AL games available at GenCon 50 in Indianapolis. I did play in a Season 7 Intro adventure, and also played through the Hulberg modules produced by Baldman Games for the D&D Experience track. As such, this review will be a bit limited in...
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    GenCon getting some love after all?

    So, not only is D&D Beyond officially launching right before GenCon (which means some folks will definitely be trying to use it at their DDAL games at the con), but apparently there's a "super-secret AL book" that's going to be "distributed" by Baldman Games...